The University of Oklahoma Libraries is announcing the continuation of the Alternative Textbook Grant initiative for the 2015-2016 year. All University of Oklahoma full-time faculty are eligible to apply for one of fifteen project awards of up $2,500 in funding and support. The College of Arts and Sciences has generously offered to match up to the Library granted funds for all CAS faculty. Grant applications will be open from January to April 15th of 2015.
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